Coming to Cinemas 7 June 2018

Every family tree hides a secret.

The spirit of a recently deceased matriarch haunts her surviving family in filmmaker Ari Aster's debut, which features Toni Collette.

"The Graham family starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother. Even after she’s gone, the matriarch still casts a dark shadow over the family, especially her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie, whom she always had an unusual fascination with. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, their peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their mother to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate they've inherited." (Sundance Film Festival)


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Hollywood Reporter


Hereditary takes the core haunting element of a spirit with a malevolent agenda and runs with it in a seemingly endless series of unexpected directions over two breathless hours of escalating terror that never slackens for a minute.

Screen International


First-time feature filmmaker Ari Aster works from familiar building blocks, but the film's emotional sophistication and Toni Collette's gutsy performance keep the proceedings feeling fresh and electric.

TimeOut (New York)


A harrowing story of unthinkable family tragedy that veers into the realm of the supernatural, Hereditary takes its place as a new generation's The Exorcist - for some, it will spin heads even more savagely.

Variety (USA)


Collette's performance is staggering. She plays Annie as a woman who begins to wear her buried rage and guilt on the outside.

Vanity Fair


Hereditary is a terrifically unsettling look at the howling despair of grief, combined with that good, old-fashioned fear of what demons we may have inherited from our parents.